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How a trainer sets fitness goals for her clients?

Have you set your fitness goals for 2017?

 

New Year resolutions get a bad rap because many people end up abandoning them, despite the best intentions at the start.  The main reasons people fail to follow through with them most of the time is because,

ONE: they don’t have specific goals written down and,

TWO: they don’t have an action plan.

If there is anything you want to change about your life─your health, weight, relationships, job or living situation─planning will help you not only to succeed but do it without becoming overwhelmed.

In my next several blogs, I want to share some actionable tips with you on how to set and achieve your fitness aspirations. If you want, you can use the questions for any other goal setting.

Are you ready to do whatever it takes to get where you want to be?

The number one “rule” of goal setting is that your goal needs to be ground shaking, life changing important to you. Your goal needs to be a “MUST” not a “maybe.” By answering the following questions, you can set a firm intention.

  1. What is your goal?
  2. Why is it so important for you to reach this goal?

Take your time with this part. I’ve provided a helpful worksheet to record your thoughts. By answering the questions, you will become more clear about your goal and be inspired to get to work. (Download the PDF File for more helpful questions and digging)

Got it? Great! Now, let’s go to the next step. Adjust your goals and make them SMART. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.

  • Specific: Saying that you want to feel better, or healthier, is not enough. A specific goal is “I want to lose weight.”
  • Measurable: How much weight do you want to lose or how many dress sizes or inches do you want to drop?
  • Attainable: Losing 1 pound a week is an attainable goal. When you try to lose it faster, you might not be able to keep up with the exercise program or diet.
  • Realistic: Do you have the time to do everything you need to do (and change) to slim down? Or do you need to address your goal in smaller increments to make it easier on yourself?
  • Timely: Give yourself a deadline that will keep you motivated.

 

You are almost ready! In my next blog, I will share with you the next step to help you to, once and for all, succeed with your New Year Resolutions.

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